Thomas Crossley

Professor Thomas Crossley

Research Fellow

Education:

PhD in Economics, McMaster University, Canada, 1998
MA in Economics, McMaster University, Canada
BSc in Honours Biology, Queen's University, Canada

Tom Crossley is a Research Fellow at IFS and a Professor of Economics at the University of Essex.

He was previously director of the consumption and saving research sector at IFS. His research interests are Household behaviour, financial security, living standards, the design and collection and analysis of survey data.

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Lost in translation: What do Engel curves tell us about the cost of living?

| Working Paper

The Hamilton method for estimating CPI bias is simple, intuitive, and has been widely adopted. We show that the method conflates CPI bias with variation in cost-of-living across income levels.

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